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to help. learn more with our free usaa retirement guide. call 877-242-usaa. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> up next on 11 news, the northeastal digs out from an enormous blizzard. we'll have a look at conditions and bg&e crews help out in the northeast. >> a former first lady of anne arundel county executive why some are looking to replace john leopold. >> and behind the curtain of music's biggest awards show. 11 news sunday morning starts right now. >> welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm luis gonzalez. >> and i'm -- i'm lisa robinson
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and we have ava marie with your weather. >> the storm is pulling away from the northeast. can you imagine how bad it was in the northeast with the snow and the wind? we really dodged a bull. thankfully the northeast is drying out as well. they are just going to be recovering as the system pulls away from the coast. next we are expecting more rain to come through tonight into tomorrow. as for today, a lot of areas dropping into the 20's with 21 degrees currently at the airport and 32 downtown and we'll get to the forecast for the rest of the afternoon and the seven-day in a few minutes. >> a bit of relief for those living in the northeast of the country, the historic blizzard that's pounded the region in
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the last couple of days has gone. >> but massachusetts was the hardest hit and it covered six states. >> the winds and snows finally stopped. and across new england the focus is turned to what will be a difficult recovery. >> state police and the national guard have been out in force and working in tandem. >> but these are the most important teams right now. crews working through brutal conditions to try to restore power to many still without heat. >> we're working 16-hour shifts. in this weather, that's -- >> it's been tough to dig out dozens of cars both abandoned at the height of the storm. across the region many of the roads have re-opened but things are very messy. this means those who want to get around have to be a bit creative. >> going down the hill trying
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to ski for the fist time in my life. >> skis, sleds, even a kayak helped some. but for longer trips, airports have re-opened but flight options are still very limited. >> of course for most here the journey is not as much about distance as it is about determination. getting back to the way things are before the storm. a trip here for many will not take days but weeks. >> a massachusetts boy is now among the half a dozen people who died as a result of the snow storm. the boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning. while the father's child shoveled out of the snowed in car the boy climbed inside the car.
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>> while boston's logan airport remains closeded, across the region flights are expected to be back on close to normal schedule and the new york-boston train route will be closed until authorities can shovel the tracks clear. >> a few dozen utility crews are helping deal with the power outages in that region. >> fighting wet, heavy snow and hurricane-strength winds, more than 650,000 across new england were without power in the store's heat. crews with baltimore electric and gas headed there to help. >> we have about 40 of our employees there to help out with the outages that they experienced up in the new england area. >> massachusetts was the heartest hit.
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officials there say 400,000 customers were without power and next was road island and about a quarter of house holds were in the dark there. in connecticut 38,000 are affected. >> we know they are working in snowy conditions and working around the clock. >> the spokesperson says battleground sbg part of several mutual assistants that works up and down the east coast. >> we will request crews from those states hit hart and when other states are hit hard by the weather we make sure we send some there as well. >> and bg&e says forecasters say another storm could be headed in that direction. >> we could then send more
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crews if suggests. >> according to bg&e about 400,000 customers lost power due to high winds. sarah sampson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the chairman of the maryland republican party is resigning from the post. alex mooney declared it was time for him to pursue other ventures. he served two years as chairman. his resignation takes effect march 1 and first lady will be in the position. >> and a the wife of former governor bob ehrlich is expected to take part in a foryou feel for candidates expected to replace john leopold. steve shoe and dan button jeanneau were in the form on thursday. applications for the county
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executive seat must be submitted to the-count i will by noon the following day. >> and you will recall the-count sill has 30 dies fill the seat with another republican and at last check no one has submitted an application for the position. >> president obama delivers the first state of the union address of his second term and the officials say the president will focus his speech on booking the economics and threaten gun cell. -- gun control. >> the president may also use tuesday's toords announce the next step for ending the war in afghanistan by the end of 2014. >> it's 5:70 and 24 degrees on tv hill. the f.d.a. is warning doctors about a fake version of the cancer drug avast inand what you need to know.
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>> good morning. things are finally quieting down behind that big storm system that impacted the northeast for the past couple of days. now, we didn't get snow but we had the winds. now winds are calm as we had some minor power outages due to the winds over the weekend. strong storms with 3 mile-per-hour winds still there. degrees in gaithersburg and low to mid 20's across the eastern shore. a few spots milder cambridge at
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32. today we're starting off with quite a bit of sunshine, light winds and the temperatures this afternoon are going to be right where they should be this time of year. ranging from 40-43 through the afternoon. we're expecteding a few clouds later today as the storm system approaches the area but there will be plenty of sunshine later. as we go into tomorrow the storm is brewing across the plains and there could be severe weather in texas, arkansas and parnts of louisiana. for us mainly a rainmaker. the warm air already starting to push in. the blue shadings show all the chilly air in place across the mid-atlantic into the ohio valley and very cold in the northeast behind that powerful nor'easter. 16 in boston but notice how we're just a little bit warmer here in baltimore. we're expecting the storm system to come in with those
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milder temperatures and a steady onset of the storm that could bring in a little sleet. there will be a bigger concern foritising as you get into pennsylvania. for maryland plainly a rain event and temperatures should warm up tomorrow. the forecast for tonight increasing clouds. rain arrives well after midnight and especially in the north and east part of the state there could be a brief ice mix. temperatures should stay above the freezing mark. going into tomorrow it will be a rain event, temperatures become mild into the afternoon as skies begin to clear out we will be into the low to mid 50's. for our seven-day forecast we're expecting temperatures to be a little chilly. we're expecting to clear out on tuesday, breezy 47 tuesday, 42 on wednesday and wednesday there is a chance for a wintry
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mix. >> lawmakers in annapolis are allowing natural gas companies to seek a surcharge of up to $2 for the cost of replacing aging infrastructure. the decision came down and now the surcharge would have to be approved by the public service pun the sur tax couldn't be put in place until after the replacements took place. critics say they shouldn't be charging for a job that should already be being done under the current budge it. >> 11 news reporter david collins has the latest from the st >> big brother or critical investigate i have tool. cameras are in place on 1/3 of the m. the president a. bus
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fleet. state law prohibits recording a conversation without the customer's position. >> not monitor real time but sade to a hard drive so when an incident occurs we are not listening to people's conversations nor can we hear light conversation. >> a bill would prohibit the practice. the bill sponsors signs telling passengers they are being recorded doesn't give them right to that. >> to me that's extortion and it's extorting poor people who don't have means to have a car. >> the office says the way the m.t.a. is handling the recordings is constitutional. >> i don't think they should be recorded. >> you can tell a bind man, can't you see the damn sign? >> delegate melvin stoops the
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in favor of it. his desk is littered with he said/she said complaints. over 90% of all transit facilities in this country have been using audio with with video very effectively. >> they it was put in place without the benefit of a hearing committee. they suggest that the m.t.a. if they want to monitor service disputes have a manager ride along on high-conflict roots. >> your don't solve this by taking someone's privacy away and extorting that in turn for a ride. >> well, these tapes are recorded over every 30 days and m.t.a. officials say it's hard to gauge how effective this policy is. >> youtube, twitter, facebook could all soon find a useful
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place in athletes should be less worried about injuries and more concerned about the flu. >> plus, a big night, rihanna, bruno mars and sting all on the same stage at the same time. a pre
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>> in this morning's "medical alert" a warning concerning a counterfeit version of the cancer drug evt in. the f.d.a. says in at least one batch of the drug distributed by the medical device king in new york does not contain the active ingredient in treats cancers of the colon, lung, kidney and brain. the fake zrug packaged as al tra ban, a turkish version of the drug not approved in the u.s. >> and yearly mammograms may not be required for women.
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getting mammograms every other year were as effective as getting them every year. doctors say women who were screened every other year were not higher for the advanced dying notion. >> here's a sobering too tisk the now, number of peoplal diagnosed with als i'mers is expected to trip over the next four years. more than 10,000 adults age 55 and older were interviewed and tested for dementia every three years based on the studies they estimated the number of those with alzheimer's will exceed 13 million. researchers have discovered a new strain of whooping cough that may be rant to a vaccine
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and a new strain was found in france where over a dozen cases that may be caused by the same strain. it may explain why the nation just had its worst year for whooping cough in years. they don't believe it's deadlier but people were getting sicker. >> you may be more worried about the flu than injuries due to sports. players often share equipment and close quarters during practice and games and many coaches are trying to keep their kids healthy by washing everything and this year it's the worst in a long time. >> i've never seen anything like it in all my years of coaching, this has been the most difficult. >> the coughing and the hacking and people playing around like ugh, then the ones that were
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>> the music industry gatt ners los angeles tonight to honor its top talents with the grammy
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awards. there's some notable names. mark barger has a preview. ♪ and this is crazy ♪ >> the song that was inescapable could prove irresistible at the grammys. >> if the song of the year grammy goes to anyone other than carly rae jepsen, i'm going to have a problem with it. >> the director bill says in a group that includes "the a team" and "adore you." kelly clarkson's "stronger" and "we are young." "call me maybe" is still the clear cut choice. >> this song was so good that everyone from traveling the baseball teams to muppets could sing it and sound compelling. >> but even if she wins the song of the year she won't rule the grammys like adel who won six times.
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>> adel dominated in a way people rarely dominate. >> but frank ocean could be among the night's big winners. one of 60's acts coming in with six nominations including best new artist and best record of the year and song of the year. >> i think that makes you a strong and potent threat to win a grammy. >> one of the two competeing with ocean for record of the year. "we are young." the black g's are also in the running and taylor swift for "we are never getting back together." >> record of the year is really the greatest tossup. anyone who tells you they know who is going to win in that category is really selling you a bill of goods.
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>> mark barger, wbal-tv 11 news. >> but what are they going to stpwhear because as much anticipation as there is about the awards there may be as much or more about the fashions that will be on display. on occasion the fashions left very little to the imagination but this year a memo cautionsing those -- cautioning those not to show too much and not wear those cause lapel pins. >> now, will they be kicked out if they do? >> as residents in new england dig out from this weekend's blizzard, new concerns arrive. >> plus, hundreds of cars stranded on the long island expressaway. when officials hope to have everything cleared up. >> and when you see that video
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it really shows how we dodged a bullet. all across the northeast, but a new storm is on the way. this one of the rain variety. details up next.
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>> and welcome back to 11 news
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sunday morning. thank you for joining us. >> ava is here with a look outside and i am so grateful we don't have that snow and the wind is gone. >> but an awful situation. i know a lot of people have been bummed that we have had so many snowless winters here, but when you think of how much it can cripple the city and a lot of people lose power. so be thankful we dodged this bullet. >> probably wishing we had a little bit of snow but be thankful we didn't get that much. looking across the northeast, the stormfulling away from new england and in its place we're tracking a chance for rain moving back in the area. rain much easier to deal with than snow. >> 21 degrees at the airport. 32 downtown and 25 in catonsville. mostly sunny to start then our high temperatures getting in the low to mid 40's later today. then we track that chance for rain tonight.
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some areas with possible ice. >> we are now getting a bird's eye view of the trouble the blizzard is causing in massachusetts. serious concerns after high tide washed away up to 20 feet of sand today. new yorkers are digging out of 15isms of snow that had people shoveling out their cars and the mayor michael bloomberg says the streets are in good shape. not every road in new york is clear. a major highway the expressaway will be closed as officials work to clear snow that left hundreds of cars stuck and some drives in their car for hours. ability 30 miles of the long island expressaway will be closed until about 5:00 p.m. this evening. >> to mardi gras celebrations. four people were shot on
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bourbon street just before :30 saturday night? on the iconic street in the french quarter. when gunshots erupted a woman describes many kicking and pushing as they ran to safety. a second man is listed in critical condition from his injuries and police are tracking dune suspect. had this happened last saturday night bourbon street would have been packed with ravens fans. >> and president obama will touch on the issue at his state of the union address tuesday. and yesterday the first lady was among those to gather to say goodbye to a teenager who was killed a week after her participation in the inauguration by random gun violence. ♪ >> in chicago a day of mourning
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for 15-year-old penledalton. >> your face in this epidemic of gun violence. >> first lady was there to help comfort a community still in shock and a mother in the midst of grief. >> no mother. no father should ever have to experience this. >> pendalton, a majorette performed in events surrounding the president's inauguration and was shot to death just a few days later, and while there will be remembrances -- >> the last thing i saw before they put her in the ambulance was her smiling and from heaven above i know reach day she is smiling down on us. >> if we can put a man on the moon but we can't come together to figure this situation snout >> the funeral comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address where he plans to reiterate universal background
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checks and a ban on assault weapons and limits on high capacity magazines but he acknowledged regional reality. >> political analysts say the measures will be hard to get through congress. >> there are many democrats in swing states where gun rights are quite important and are seen as part of the culture. >> but on chicago's south side today, young voices call on adults to do something. >> we have to stop the violence. it sounds different coming from adults than it does from another teen, and i say to you, we have to stop it now. >> that was kristin welker reporting. meanwhile in south florida a rally to honor trayvon martin, the teenager would have turned 18 last week. friends, family and supporters marched for peace and jamie foxx spoke to a crowd in a park
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afterwards in miami. >> i'm committed to all of you that have young kids, i hope you never have to go through anything like this. >> nearly a year ago martin was shot and killed in florida. george zimmerman claims he not the teen in self-defense. >> up next we head to the chocolate affair benefiting baltimore's homeless population and she suffered one medical setback after another. coming up you will meet ava and how her community has come together for her support. >> and we're tracking a potential for rain. maybe some areas of ice tonight. tonight. your
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massive storm. one man said after shoveling the snow it feels like lifting cement. >> it took four guys with shovels around a lot of grit to get just one car unstuck this morning. connecticut woke up to white-out conditions with several communities buried under three feet of snow. the deepest, 40 inches in ham done. >> it's been really hectic. we have been shoveling up in the front of the mall and it's taking a lot of work. >> overnight the blizzard was intense dumping several inches of snow reach hour. >> we had a snow mobile but didn't know thousand drive it. >> i have filed a declaration with the president. >> blanket bid nearly two feet of snow, the errant was closed. >> vehicles were banned to keep open a route for utility workers. but officials say abandoned
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vehicles blocking roadways has been one of the biggest challenges. the snow piled up so fast even this huge plow got stuck and needed a tow. during a 24-hour period during the storm state police received some 1,600 calls for help. >> clearly it's a lot of snow that's out here. i don't think it's that much worse than new england has had to deal with before. >> everywhere they were trying to deal with this historic blast. >> nbc news, hartford. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist ava marie. >> and it's going to be a while before the entire new england area recovers from that heavy snow. a lot of people still without power at this point. what we're seeing right now, the snow has ended. the storm continues to pull away from the new england area and the winds are calming down as well. already we're seeing the winds
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down to a calm state. there's a next storm system we're tracking. as one area of the country quiets down another becomes active. parts of the south ahead of this storm system and a blizzard from nebraska into minnesota. so those areas will be suffering from that heavy snow today. as for us this is going to be mainly a rain event as it moves through. but you see the pink shading? that represents a little bit of ice so at the onset of this storm there could be ice as well. first let's talk temperatures now. a little on the chilly side. we have 20's and 30's out there. 21 at the arnte in frederick and upper and mid 20's as we head across the eastern shore so, it is a cold start to the day. we expect the temperatures to warm up as we go into the afternoon. back to normal with the highs up to 43. the mountains should be anywhere from the mid 30's to near 40 degrees.
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they will have depreas 13ing clouds throughout the day as the storm system approaches the area. most of this is going to show up as rain shown by the green shadings. some of the green showing up in pennsylvania, it's possible some of that pink could make its way to northern maryland and western maryland. this means this could start off as a freezing rain event early tonight into tomorrow morning making the roads slick. then it turns into a rain event. then the rain should start to push out by tomorrow afternoon. and by tomorrow if we get a little bit of sunshine we will see the temperatures warm up. so there's a forecast for tonight. increasing clouds. rain arrives late tonight, especially towards dawn tomorrow and some areas may see a brief icy mix help in western maryland and southern pennsylvania as well. that means there could be icy spots on the road early in the morning. most of you will probably sleep
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right through it. then slow downs in the morning rush. this should clear out by the afternoon and temperatures could bump up into the low 50's. that would be a nice mild day before we cool down. by tuesday's we're back to the conditions and still in the lows 40's and 50's. >> well, it was a sweet way to spend an evening surrounded by chocolate last night. 1,000 people enjoyed a chocolate affair. guests were treated to a chocolate-inspired dinner by chef gomez and an array of decadent desserts. the event raises money for health care for the home less. while chocolate and health care may seem like an odd pairing, they say they do go hand in hand zpwhfment chocolate has always had medicinal purposes for thousands of years and
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tonight it is in that it supports health care for the homeless. >> it aims to get homeless off the streets and help provide them with addiction treatment and social services. >> and a day of celebration at the breakfast shop that hosted ava elk lynn day. she underwent a surgery to remove a tumor then suffered a series of strokes left only with the ability to bhink at the tame. at the time. after months of fundraising her father says he was humbled to receive more than $5,300 in donations. >> ava is going to have different types of therapy from aqua to speech therapy to aquatic therapy. >> we're told ava is
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recovering. back in the october month they teamed up with the tony chicken and waffle pann witch. our very own ava marie was at that event yesterday honoring ava cok lynn and the breakfast hypnotize her march edition of wbal-tv's local leaders. if you would like to nominate a local leader, someone that strives to make their community a better place, you can go to www.wbaltv.com and screen-and-roll to the center of the homepage and click on ava's link. >> ava's over there trying to eat that sandwich right there. she's been eating on it for two weeks. >> she can do it. >> harford county school superintendent is stepping down. next on our education alert, what he plans to do next. and instead of keeping students away from social podeya, how one county school wants to incorporate it into the classroom. >> but first here's a look at
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>> in this morning's education alert harford county school superintendent says he's stepping aside when his contract runs out in june. tom back says he realized it was just time to pursue other opportunities. he says he's ready to write a new chapter in his career. >> this is a good time. just as joe flacco knew when a good time was to handoff to ray rice or to bernard pierce, this is a good time for me to hand
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offer to the next superintendent in harford county. >> and tom beck says he wants to help train the next generation of teachers and aspiring principals. >> anne arundel county is in the early stages of craffleting a social media policy for students and teachers. that policy would lift some restrictions on how sites like twitter and youtube can be used in school. here's tim tooten with details. >> and she is only a tweet away from her school even when she is out of her building. >> it's this year we have been using twitter to connect with our parents and share what our students are learning. >> it represents a new generation of teachers who recognize the ral social media. the district is drawing up a social media policy it believes will become a vital tool to enhance education, communication.
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>> we're looking at unblocking social media sites so if teachers find a youtube video we can unblock it and they can use it in a lesson. >> creating a sort of high-tech path for learning. educators in schools with social media have already predicted this is only the beginning. >> i've seen so many opportunities tom connect through social media sites in this country and across the world and it just opens so many doors to my students. >> but the social policy won't go on the books without language to protect students. it draws the line on how students and educators communicate but would be exceptions where administrators and parents have give theron written permission. >> and they say this is only the fist reading on that social media policy. if it's approved it would go on
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the books this fall. log on to www.wbaltv.com and click on "education alert." >> back with more news. please stay with us. >> coming up on 11 tv health, celebrating 50 years of world class theater and joining us kwame way arma and managing director stephe hey! did you know that honey t cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does!
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12k34r6789 i feel like i'm above reality. like above everything, like everything stops once i get in that plane. >> and if you think he is a little young to control an aircraft, check this out. >> i have a 5-year-old, 8-year-old kids that can fly a real airplane. this airplane can be flown by an 8-year-old child. >> at the aeronotical museum kids are being empowered to dream big. >> i had an opportunity to take a did destined for one direction and completely change them make them better than what even they thought they could be. >> it requires a commitment. students sign a contract to stay out of gangs and drugs and work hard to get better grades. >> flying is a vehicle to setting big goals. >> here it's not just teaching you how to fly. it's give you the skills and tools so you can do anything in life you want to.
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>> howe do you like that? ok. i want you to do that. >> from flight simulationlations students move on to math and engineering and the possibilities are ends less. >> it's amazing how such a young girl could do great things and it makes you feel like there's no limits. >> so what's it take to learn to fly solo? >> well, you have to be at least 16 years old and nut 20 hours of flight time in one of these planes. >> the first time i ever did it by myself i was scared. >> and there at 1,000 feet alone is where we found rodney cunningham, his family witness to the dream. his mentor, guiding rodney from the runway to new horizons. >> nbc news, compton, california. >> what a confidence booster. you can fly a plane? >> yes. but i don't know if i want a 5-year-old or ava flying a plane. but i guess it's better if you don't know hey, we need you up
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here now. >> good skill to have. you could save someone's life, ava. >> i wouldn't go that far. 5:25. here's a look at hurry next hour of 11 news sunday morning. >> heading to the coast to look at the conditions. >> i'm sarah sampson. coming up bg&e crews help out in the northeast. >> i am insulted that you don't trust me with your life in my hands in an airplane. insulted. >> in a car. >> looking at the weather. the winds are finally calming down behind that nor'easter. another storm moving this way, of the rain variety. details coming up.
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>> the ravens victory celebration was an amazing sight as thousands of fans flocked downtown to see the nfl world champions and we can them home. players raised the lombardi trophy and fans cheered the team from m & t hall and some camped out to get a good spot on the parade route. others packed the stadium for hours basking in the glory of victory. the team and the fans persevered and the dream came true. ray lewis said farewell and did his final squirrel dance. ravens nation was in all of its glory and for all of maryland there are memories that will last a lifetime. there's no doubt conversations about the epics season will be ongoing. looking ahead, wbal-tv 11 will
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good morning. and welcome to 11 news sunday morning. i'm jennifer franciotti. >> and i'm lisa robinson. our top stories in a moment. but first let's take a look outside with ava marie who is also a pilot. [laughter] >> i would trust you. >> a long story. anyway, air travel has been disrupted completely. fortunately, we're expecting the northeast to pick back up through the next couple of days. i heard boston logan will not
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be open until maybe tomorrow so if anyone plans to travel to the northeast. call ahead. wait as long as possible, because boy, is it a mess out there. they still have very heavy snow they are trying to clear up. that storm heading off to the east. a new storm system making its way into the east. so this is mainly just going to be a rivepbt as it moves towards baltimore. 21 at the airport. the forecast for today starting off with sunshine then a few clouds by the afternoon and highs in the low to mid 40's today. we're tracking that next potential for rain. maybe it could bring some ice. that's coming up. >> digging out and restoring power. the historic blizzard pounded the region and is gone now. mast past was the hardest hit. we get the latest now from 11 news reporter john gray in
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boston. >> the winds and snow finally stopped. and across new england the focus has turned to what will be a difficult recovery. >> the state police and the national guard have been out in force and working in tandem. >> but these are the most important teams right now. crews working through brutal conditions to try and restore power to hundred offense thousands, many still without any heat. >> we're working hard, 16-hour shifts. this weather, that's it. >> it's been tough to dig out dozens of cars, most abandoned at the height of the storm. across the region many of the roads have reopened but are very messy and transportation for the most part are still offline meaning those who want to get around have to be very creative. >> trying to ski in boston for the first time in my life. >> skis, sleds, even a kayak helped some. but for longer trips, airports
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have re-opened but flight options are still very limited. >> of course for most here, the journey is not as much about dependence as it is about determination. their destination of getting back to the way things were before the storm. >> jay gray. wbal-tv 11 news. >> a massachusetts boy is among half a dozen people who died as a result of the storm. boston fire officials say the boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning. while the boy's father shoveled out the snowed up car, the boy climbed in the car to get warm and the exhaust pipe was covered filling the car with carbon monoxide and the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. >> amtrak stays new york-boston train route will remain closed as crews work to clear the track of snow and fallen trees.
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trains are running south of new york and between new york and albany. >> here in maryland the storm spared us but a couple local -- >> fighting wet, heavy snow, hurricane-strength winds. more than 650,000 people across new england were without power at the storm's peak. friday when most people in the region were hunkering down, crews with baltimore gas and electric headed into the storm. >> we sent 30-40 of our employees up to the new england effort to so they could help with the power outages there. >> massachusetts was the hardest hit. officials there say 400,000 customers were without power and the next was a quarter of all households were in the dark. baltimore bg&e crews are working in connecticut where hundred offense thousands of
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customers are working round the clock. >> they wanted to help get those customers back into service as quickly and safely ads possible. >> bg&e are part of several sthants work up and down the east coast. >> we will request crews from other states that haven't been hit hard like maryland and we can make sure we can send some of our crews as well as long as it's not jeopardizing our own system. >> forecasters are saying another storm could be headed in our direction. >> once we see what that storm is we could possibly send more crews upon request. >> according to bg&e about 4,000 customers lost power because of the storm. nearly all have had their power restored. sarah sampson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the chairman of the maryland republican party is resigning
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from his post. declared it is time for him to declare other ventures and did not take affect on the first. one will serve as the party chair until the spring g.o.p. convention when a new chairman will be elected. in the meantime former maryland first lady could be jumping into the political scene, the wife of former governor bob ehrlich is expected to take part in a conversation. mrs. ehrlich will join steve shoe and dan button geno in the forum on thursday, february 14 applications for the county executive seat must be submitted to the county county critical by noon the following day. >> and you may recall leopold was resigned after being accused of insubord nation.
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>> president obama goes primetime on tuesday with the state of the union address expected to focus on job creation and economic growth. the still-struggling economy could threaten his ability to pursue other priorities such as gun control and climate change and may announce the next steps toward leaving afghanistan. >> home depot looking for a few good men and women. coming up, the number of seasonal positions the trying to be filled here in baltimore. >> and a brand-new car. in "consumer alert" why joe flacco's super charged corvette could give him a super headache. >> i don't know if his long legs can fit in there. but first ava marie has your insta-weather plus forecast insta-weather plus forecast after the break.
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>> we are in between storm systems that the point 26789 powerful one that ripped through the new england area over the past couple of days bringing all that heavy snow is pushing out into eastern canada and moving out to israeli sea. now the next storm system this one coming in with mild temperatures meaning it could be mostly a rain event but right now quiet across the atlantic and across maryland as well. temperatures are on the chilly side as we see that happening right now. 19 at gaithersburg, 21 at the airport and 31 downtown and teens as you head out across western maryland. starting off with sunny skies and clouds build in later today. winds becoming south 5-10 miles per hour. next storm system will come in mostly as a rain event from texas and unfortunately along the cold front, severe thunderstorms are possible in the south as well.
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from nebraska to minnesota, much quieter conditions as the storm moves our way. over the future cast, clouds build in through the afternoon and then it looks like the storm system should hold off until around midnight. around 3:00 a.m. is when the rain could start to break out. after that the temperatures could be near the freezing mark. that's shown by shadings of pink. the model is having a hard time show thfplgt anywhere across northern maryland and western maryland as well, there could be a brief period of freezing rain late tonight into tomorrow morning and they been it becomes a rain event throughout the rest of the day and then by noon we should be clearing things out. as for tonight we drop back into the 30's for overnight lois. we will have increasing clouds
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and rain arrives that period of freezing rain and make things slick for just a short period of time, especially before sunrise. then we quickly change over the rain. with a little bit of sun breaking out tomorrow, i think the temperatures bump all the way up into the low 50's. should be a nice break after this chilly pattern. then we're back into a chilly pattern. breezy on tuesday as well as thursday and another storm system comes this way and it could bring a mix of rain and snow. >> it was a sweet way to spend an evening surrounded by chocolate. last night close to 1,000 people enjoyed a chocolate-inspired edwinner by chef carlos gomez. the event raises money for health care for the homeless. while chocolate and health care may seem like an odd combination, organizers say they go hand in hand. >> chocolate has always had
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medicinal purposes and for dozens and dozens of years and certainly tonight it's medicinal in that it supports health care for the homeless. >> it provides the homeless with health care, and social services. >> a day of celebration at the breakfast shoppe which hosted ava conklin day. she underwent a very successful 11-hour surgery to remove a tumor but then caught menen jithes and while recovering suffered a series of strokes and left then with the ability only to blink. we're told she is recovering and yesterday's event was a celebration because her father said he was humbled to have received so much in donation. >> it's going to allow us to pay for all the different types of therapies. from aqua to music and speech
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therapy to horse therapy. >> back in october the breakfast shoppe teamed up with our own tony pann to create the category three tony pannwich. our ava marie was there and will be honoring ava conklin and the breakfast shoppe as a local leader. if you want to nominate a local leader, head to www.wbaltv.com and screen-and-roll to the center of the homepage and click on ava's link under the top video header. >> good news for baltimore, a new list shows charm city one of the best-paying city for women. where we rank, next. >> and getting more for your cash returns when the i.r.s. says you can file for education tax credit. >> and from carly rae jepsen's
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>> in this morning's "consumer alert," if you're planning to claim -- february 14 is the first day the i.r.s. will accept a tax credit form. the i.r.s. was still updating the system that processes those forms. it will be up and running by valentine's day to accept the american opportunity tax credit and the lifetime learning credit. a super bowl win means ravens quarterback joe flacco wins a super ride as you know joe flacco was named most valuable player of super bowl xliii for his efforts. he won a 2014 corvette
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stingray. the brand-new vehicle is worth a cool $60,000. the hot super car could cause flacco a super credit for tax time. if he keeps it hi might have to pay $20,000 in taxes. he could save if he donates to it charity. our tax experts will be here to answer your tax questions. you can email your tax questions to taxquestions@wbal-tv.com and watch in our next hour for your answers. home depot is expected to hire 80,000 seasonal associates for the spring and 750 of them are right here in baltimore. the company says if you're interested now is the time to apply. they add that many seasonal jobs do turn into permanent positions. the new employees will be assigned based on their experience and needs of individual stores. and some more good news on the
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job front especially for women in our area. forbes ranks the city as one of the 20 best paying cities for women. it's based on data provided by the census bureau and the site nerd wallet. they say they earn a madian income of more than $47,000 a year and washington, d.c. took the top spofment now, it's time for a look back and ahead at the look on wall street. debra cost rin has this weekend's bloomberg business report. >> if you still haven't gotten your flu shot, you may want to put that on your to do list. the newest numbers out from the c.d.c. show the flu is still a major concern this season with epidemic levels of deaths. widespread flu activity is reported. doctors say the flu strains going and this year are ones
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that make people more intensely sick than usual. and strong job growth this year. according to the national restaurant association it was the third largest private job creator since the economic recovery began. the group thinks the industry will see a job growth rate this year up a full percentage point in the projected total employment. if you're stressing over what to get your honey for valentine's day, the majority of couples that would rather spend time together than receive a pricey gift, most plan to spend the same on the holiday as they did last year and sited wanting to save more and having less noun spend as the main reasons for not splurging and if you do want to show your affection go traditional and many say they
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most enjoyed receiving flowers and nice chocolates and casual dinner dates. that's a look at business. at the new york stock exchange, deborah kostroun wbal-tv 11 news. >> it's the music industries biggest night. we'll have a preview of tonight's grammy awards when we come back. but first here's a look at some of the events going on around town today. the car on the left was filled up with
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>> while the music industry gathers in los angeles to honor the grammys, there are notable names. for the ones who are nominated, it could be a very big night. mark barger has a preview. ♪ >> the song that was inescapable. "so call me maybe." >> could prove -- in the song of the year grammy goes to anyone other than carly rae jepsen, i'm going to have a problem with it. >> he says ed sheern's "a team." miguel's "adorned." kelly clarkson's "stronger" and fun's "we are young." "call me maybe" is still the clear cut choice. >> this song was so good that everyone from sort of traveling baseball teams to muppets could sing it and make it sound really compelling. >> but even if she wins song
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of the year she won't rule the grammys the way adel did last year. >> adel just dominated in a way that people rarely dominate. >> but frank ocean could be among tonight's multiple winners. he is one of six acts coming in with six nominations. best new artist, album and record of the year. >> it's critically aclaimed and it makes you a strong and potent threat to win a grammy. >> "stronger" is one of the two competing for record of the year and "we are young." >> the black cheese are also in the hunt with "lonely boy." as well as gotye with "somebody that i used to know." and taylor swift with "we are never getting back together." >> record of the year is really the greatest tossup. anyone who tells you they know who is going win this category
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is really selling you a line of goods. meanwhile those walking away with a grammy will likely sell a lot more music. mark barger, wbal-tv 11 news. >> well, the grammy organizers have a message for celebrities. coming to tonight's awards. cover it all up. cbs is cracking down on too much zin. producers sent out a memo to nominees and performers and asked all those appearing on stage to keep their breasts and everything object backside covered up and even going after things coming out of the sides. oh, my. >> and obscenities on clothing is a no-no and any organized cause visibly spelled out on a talent's wardrobe be avoided. >> i think it's time they did crack down on some of that. see-through stuff and that. >> there will be some people that don't comply. you know it. >> there's not enough tape in the world. >> i think the hat is a no-no,
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too. no. not for you. >> the time 6:27. mardi gras celebrations in new orleans take a turn for the worst. what witnesses say led to a late-night shooting. >> what officials hope in having things cleared. what do you think? enough tape out there, ava? >> no. and a new storm system making its way east. this one will be mostly rain. details coming up. xp b d
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>> welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. thank you so much for joining us. >> we're going to take another look outside with ava and all of us going, whew! just missed that blizzard. >> it's fun for the first couple of hours and then the city is crippled for days. that's what's happening in new england. we're basically going to see them digging out for days and
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days. because three to four feet of snow fell in some areas. so that storm finally moving away from the northeast. and we could have quiet weather before the next storm system moves away. so it should be a rain event rather than a snow event here in the mid-atlantic. right now downtown 31 degrees. a airport 21 and pasadena 23. starting off with sunshine today then clouds by the afternoon and in the low to mid 40's. we will be checking out that next batch of rain. >> thanks ava. we're now getting the bird's eye view of the trouble the blizzard is causing in long island. and new yorkers are digging out this morning. the city got 15 inches of snow which had people out shovaling their cars out. the mayor said the streets were
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in pretty good shape but not every road was spared. workers clear snow that left hundreds of cars stranded. about 30 miles of the long island expressaway will be closeded in both directions until about 5:00 p.m. tonight. >> to new orleans now where mardi gras celebrations turned violent on bourbon street. this morning one person is in critical condition. witnesses say a fight started outside a strip club and gunshots erupted. one woman describes people as being kicked and pushed as they ran to safety. the bullets grazed three people. two women and one man. a second man is in critical condition from his injuries and police say they are using surveillance and cell phone video to hem them track down a suspect.
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>> a poignant reminder today of the toll gun violence is taking on the nation. president obama will touch on the issue in his state of the union address on tuesday and yesterday the first lady was among those who gathered in chicago to say goodbye to a teenager who was killed in a random shooting just weeks after performing in the president's inauguration. abc's kristin welker reports. ♪ >> in chicago, a day of mourning for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> your angel has become the face and the tragic reality of this epidemic of gun violence. >> first lady michelle obama was there to comfort a community snill shock and a mother still in the grips of grief. >> no mother. no father should ever have to experience this. >> pendleton, a majorette. >> i'm hadiya. >> performed in events
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surrounding the president's inauguration and was shot to death just a few days later. while there were remembrances -- >> on that day the last thing i saw before her in the ambulance was her smiling and i know from heavien above she is smiling down on us. >> there were also demands for action. >> we can put a man on the moon but can't come together to figure out in situation? >> it comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address as he calls for limits on high-capacity magazines and this week president obama acknowledged the political problems. >> there are regional differences. >> they say the measures will be hard to get through congress. >> that's not just because of republican opposition to it. there are many democrats in swing states where gun rights are seen as a culture. >> but on chicago's south side young voices called on adults
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to do something. >> we have to stop the violence. it sounds different coming from adults than it does from another teen, and i say to you, we have to stop it now. >> and that was kristin welker reporting. south florida a rally to honor trayvon martin. the teenager would have turned 18 last week. family and friends and supporters marched for peace saying i am trayvon martin joining after, jamie foxx spoke to a crowd in miami. >> i'm absolutely committed to all of you that have young kids. i hope you never have to go through anything like this. >> nearly a year ago martin was shot and killed in stanford, florida. george zimmerman claims he shot the teen in self-defense. >> china residents and residents in most asian countries are celebrating the lunar new year. the dragon made room for the snake the last of the beginning
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of the new cycle in that lunar cal deferment fireworks exploded over sky lines and it was asked to set off fewer fireworks to help with pollution. >> tired of spending valentine's day alone? still ahead what you might need to change when it comes to finding someone special. >> and cleanup efforts. >> and we really did dodge a bullet. looks like a new storm system is moving our way. this one mainly a rain event. [ male announcer ] so there's lots of people out there
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>> good morning. let's check up on ocean city real quick. this is our live view from the grand hotel and spa. little chilly out there right now, but what a beautiful sunrise you can see coming in from across the shore line starting in the 20's from along the coast. we have 20 degrees from the airport. the winds are calm and humidity at 77%. the barometer at 34 inches. that's in between the next storm system coming our way. that's the one that brought all the snow new england. now here comes the next one. we're seeing thunderstorms -- a lot of rain overlooking the -- and check this out. from nebraska all the way up into mven. those are going to be the areas
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we are struggling to see in the heavy snow. there's a chance there could be a little bit of ice associated with it as well. first, let's talk temperatures. see what's happening across the state. a little chilly seeing temperatures across the state. starting off in the 20's right now, so we can switch over to our temperature map. we have 18 degrees in gaithersburg. the forecast for today starting off with sunshine. clouds in the afternoon and our temperatures this afternoon should be in the low to mid 40's. that actually puts us back to where we should be this time of year. a new storm comes our way this one with a cold front coming across the east. that's what we will have to watch out for. the clouds increase later this afternoon through tonight and then we start to see the rain move in early, around 3:00 a.m.
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there could be freezing rain because there's cold air near the surface. so if you live in northern and western maryland you should watch out for minor slick spots. then we change over to a rain event for the rest of the morning's commute. the forecast for tonight, increasing clouds, the rain arrives very late tonight and temperatures drop back into the 30's and there could be a brief period of freezing rain in the northern and western part of the state. then high temperatures jump up into the low to mid 50's by tomorrow afternoon. then a wintry mix possible wednesday. >> so what's next after a big storm like the nor'easter? cleaning up. and it will be taxing on the city budget. >> new york city officials estimate for every one inch of
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snow it will cost $1 million to remove it. >> with the weather outside frightfull. some people have to be out in it. whether working the plows or traveling snow-packed roads. >> the conditions are horrible. we have had worse but it's only going to get worse from here. >> then there are those who reval in whatever mother nature dishes out. >> it's been two years. i love it. >> love it or loathe it, there's no business like snow business. for cities and towns trying to budget for snow removal and cleanup, all this snow adds up. >> the problem they run into is when they get a big storm and all of a sudden they spend the whole budget on that storm and there's nothing left for the rest of the winter. >> new york city estimates it costs $1 million per inch of
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snow to clear. on the plus side, all this snow can be good for business. >> the lowe's, home depots of the world will see more sales as people prepare for this storm. >> and ski resorts will be able to make up for the slow start to the season. in new york city's it is the tour couldn't keep tourists from waiting in line for a broadway show. >> we're from minnesota. so maybe we're used to it. >> outside rockefeller center, justin bieber fans still lined up to see him host "saturday night live." ♪ >> bieber fehr! whoo! >> not bad. i just love justin, and i would wait if it was a tornado. >> still the cold and snow and wait tested even the most devoted fans. >> it was fun for the first maybe five or eight hours and now it's just miserable. right now it's gotten to the point. >> i bet.
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[laughter] >> that was michele francen reporting. as for teen pop star justin beebe, he did not disappoint especially the ladies when he hosted snlsnl last night. take a look. >> thank you very much. i had no idea there would be any girls here tonight. i'm so excited to be here hosting snlsnl especially in february because february is that special time of year. that romantic time of year. you know? ♪ what's your name? sophie? you sexy. you know you sexy. did you also know phyllis wheatley was the first black woman to publish a book? there you go. i think this is my girl over here. [screaming] [applause] >> ready to celebrate with me?
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>> hysterical. i have to go back and see the whole thing. >> that poor young girl probably still hasn't stopped smiling. hilarious. >> well, if you're hoping to turn your love life around, some simple suggestions that could aid you in finding that very special person. >> and what has thousands of people stripping down to their undies in washington, d.c.? could be a number of things. we'll tell you after the break. >> but first here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> welcome back, the cold and the wind didn't scare these folks back into their clothes. oh, no. many stripped down to their valentine's day undies to participate in yesterday's cupid's undy run. even the mascot raced in their boxer shorts. it's all to raise money for the children's tumor foundation and what an excellent cause that is. >> well, if you're still looking for love this valentine's day there's hope from exclusive matchmaking. susan is a matchmaker and relationship expert and you're here with some tips this morning. good morning. >> how are you? >> good. first of all, tell my what do you do as a matchmaker? >> i'm a headhunter for love. >> how does it work? >> well, i take a client.
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it's a very personalized service. i sit down with them and find out what they are looking for. maybe what they are looking for is why they haven't found love and coach them along the way and set about trying to find a match incorporating what i think they should have in their life and what they want to find. >> so with your experience there's a lot of mistakes people make when they go out in the dating world one top piece of advice is break your own rules. >> yes. you need tos to your checklist out the window. a lot of people have these superofficial rules and it's really what's holding them back. so when it comes to love say no girls with tattoos, only tall, dark and handsome guys for me. go complete opposite. date the short, funny guy. date the girl with the tattoos. just go complete opposite, get out of your love box.
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break the mold and maybe you will find some happiness. think about it. when -- the person you marry is often not the person you thought. >> you say share and show. >> in this day and age there's an ininclination to go, next, because there's so many people in the inbox. but i kind of coach the clients, you know, take the time to get to know the person and let them know you before you're on to the next person. for example, reveal something about yourself, your favorite band or charity or restaurant. slow down. listen to them. get to know them and don't move on to the next one so quickly. >> don't be afraid to let yourself out there. >> change your fishing focus. >> this is a good one. >> a lot of us are not only in a love rut but in a rut as to
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what we do to meet people. so maybe you go to the gym. if you go to the gym, get out of the gym. maybe join a charity or some other event look at your social calendar in your nabet. go to those events. maybe if you go to the bar or club scene, lose this alcohol. add exercise. change it up a little bit. go to more social functions get out of the corner. smile, flirt. cast a wider net. again, date against type. >> good advice. hopefully it will help somebody. if not now maybe down the road. back with more news. please stay with us. >> coming up on 11 tv health, center stage is celebrating years of -- and kwame yea arma and managing director steven richards. richards. i hopxp b
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>> well, the national garpped doesn't often help deliver babies burks had to do so in massachusetts. ericka be waneo went into labor in the midst of a statewide travel ban. e.m.t.'s could not get to her and her baby wasn't going to
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wait so they called in the national guard. members of the national guard used snow plows and a humvee to get to her house. once there they were able to help deliver the baby. >> all right. all right national guard! precious baby. >> wonder what she is going to name the baby. >> something snow storm-related maybe. here's a look at our next hour of 11 news sunday morning. >> smoking, high bloop and diabetes all lead to heart disease. the five simple stopes make your heart healthier. >> and valentine's day just four days away. thousand impress your sweetie with hand crafted gift ideas. >> and it's tax time again. they will be here to answer your tax questions. >> plus, we will have weather and sports when 11 news continues. stay with us.
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>> the ravens victory celebration was an amazing sight as thousands of fans flocked downtown to see the nfl world champions and welcome them home. ravens raised the lombardi trophy and fans cheered from city hall to m & t bank stadium. some camped out overnight to get a good spot on the parade route and others were at the stadium. it wasen an incredible run with ups and downs. the dream came true.
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ray lewis said farewell and did his final squirrel dance as a raven and ravens nation was in all of its glory and for all of maryland there are memories that will last a lifetime. there's no doubt conversations about the epic season will be ongoing. looking ahead, wbal-tv 11 news will proudly bring you the 2013 thursday night regular season home opener featuring our world championship home team. saver the memories at wbal-tv 11 news.
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>> welcome to 11 news sunday morning i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. we'll get to our top stories but first we check in with meteorologist i have a off. >> at least we're -- with ava marie. >> at least we're not shoveling snow. power outages. a lot of people are going to be stuck at their house for a couple days. so we really did dodge a bullet. we're in between storm systems at the moment. we're starting off the day with clear skies. eventually toward the afternoon the clouds build in with that next batch of rain. at the airport, 19 degrees. across the bay, 26 in rock haul. the forecast for today, starting off with sunshine. the clouds return towards the afternoon and highs today 40-45 right where we should be for this time of year. by tonight we will be tracking rain in the area. some areas get a bit of ice. >> digging out and restoring
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power are the priorities after the big nor'easter but it has left a big mess across the state. massachusetts was hit the hardest. >> six states dealing with all that. digging out. trying to restore power. jay gray has more from boston. >> the wind and snow finally stopped and across new england the focus has turned to what will be a difficult recovery. >> the state police and national guard have been out in force and working in tandem. >> but these are the most important teams right now. crews working through brutal conditions to try and restore power to hundreds of thousands, many still without heat. >> working 16-hour shifts. in this weather, that's stuff. -- that's tough. >> it's been tough to dig out dozens of cars, most abandoned at the height of the storm. across the region many of the roads have reopened but are
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messy meaning anyone who wants to get around have to be a bit creative. >> going down the hill. trying to ski for the first time. >> skis, sleds even a kayak helped some. be for longer trips, airports have re-opened but flight options are still very limited. of course for most here, the journey is not as much about distance as it is about determination. the destination, getting back to the way things were before the storm. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> an 11-year-old massachusetts boy is among half a dozen people who died as a result of this snow storm. officials say he died of carbon monoxide poisoning. while his father was shoveling out the car the boy climbed inside the car and the car
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filled with carbon dioxide fumes and the boy was pronounced dead. >> boston's logan airport remains closed. amtrak says the new york-boston train route will remain closed as the tracks are cleared of snow and trees. >> and because the storm did spare maryland now a few dozen local utility crews are up north dealing with power outages in the region. sarah sampson has that part of the story. >> fighting wet, heavy snow and hurricane-strength winds. more than 650,000 people across new england were without power at the storm's peak. friday when most people in the region were hunkering down, crews with baltimore gas and electric were headed to new england. >> we sent crews to help out with the outages that they
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experienced in the new england area. >> massachusetts was the hardest hit. officials there say 400,000 customers were without power. next was road island where about 180,000 people or a quarter of all households were in the dark. bg&e crews are working in connecticut where 100,000 customers are still out of power. >> the spokesperson says bg&e is part of several assistants that help work up and down the east coast. >> we will request crews from other states that haven't been hit as hard as maryland and that way when they are in need we can help as long as it doesn't jeopardize our own system. >> they will see if more crews need to head north. forecasts say another storm
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could be headed in our direction. >> we could send more crews if requested. >> the -- according to bg&e about 4,000 customers lost power because of the winds and this morning nearly all have their power restored already. sarah sampson, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the chairman of the republican party is moving on from his post. he served two years as chairman. his resignation takes effect march 1. first vice chairman diana will serve as party chair until the spring g.o.p. convention when a new chairman will be elected. meanwhile a former first lady of maryland, the wife of bob ehrlich is expected to take part in a forum for candidates seeking to replace john leopold. she will join delegates john shoe and others on a forum on thursday, february 14.
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applications for the county executive seat must be submitted to the-count critical by noon the following day. you may remember after being found guilty of misconduct in office, there was a resignation. >> the economy will take front and center stage this tuesday as president obama delivers the first state of the union address of his second term and officials say his second term will focus on job creation and economic growth. these are two issues that could be addressed, gun control and immigration. also ending the war in afghanistan by the end of 204. >> 7:05. in our "medical alert" simple steps to make your heart healthier. >> plus, behind the curtain of
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music ice biggest night. a preview of tonight's grammy awards ceremony coming up. >> and ava has your insta-weather plus forecast next. next. stay with us. [ telephone rings ] good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive.
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>> the time now is 7:09. there's a beautiful look at sunrise right now over the inner harbor. the sun officially rose over baltimore at 67:04. makes it worth it to get up early on a sunday morning. 21 at the airport. the winds are calm and thank goodness the winds are calming down today. it's going to make the temperatures feel a whole lot better. on the backside of that nor'easter. now today temperatures are starting off on the chilly side with 24 degrees and 20 in hancock. at least we will be warming up as we go into the afternoon. sunshine at the start of the day then clouds starting to build back in.
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the high today 40-45. right where we should be for this time of year. the winds calm and the sun should set at 5:38. then we're tracking the next storm system. already the rain starting to overspread the ohio valley. a lot of snow back in the plains all the way up into minnesota and we have severe weather to worry about this time in the south. along the cold front pushing into eastern texas and as the cold front moves through. as for us this will just be a rain event maybe a little bit of ice. the clouds return as we go into the afternoon and evening hours and continue to thicken as we go overnight. after midnight and especially after 3:00 a.m. a chance for rain developing across the area and it's a very early onset of the storm that could bring a little bit of ice.
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some of that could show up in western maryland and the northern part of maryland as well. something to keep in mind. a brief bout of freezing rain in those areas. everyone else just seeing the rain. as we go into tomorrow morning rain could cause delays and then we clear up. forecast for tonight. increasing clouds. rain arrives late especially after midnight and northern parts of the state, western parts as well could see a quick burst of rain. really shouldn't have much time to accumulate. tomorrow cloudy skies and clearing skies into the afternoon. temperatures warm up into low to mid 50's especially with the breezy southwest wind. as we take you through the seven-day, it will be breezy and colder on wednesday with a chance for a wintry mix. >> thanks ava. well, the music industry gathers to honor its top talents. >> notable names.
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for the ones who are nominated it could be a very big night. mark barger has the preview. >> ♪ the prettiest boy band one direction. canadian siren carly rae jepsen were two of the biggest new acts over the past year but neither is up for the best new artist award. bill says the field that includes frank ocean r & b star and country star hunter hayes. the pop group fun. and a folk rock band, the loom nears is deserving. but he favors the southern rock band alabama shakes on the legs of their band. >> it's an immediate classic when you harken back to the heyday of the 1970's.
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>> while carly rae jepsen is not that contender. >> this was such a strong song on its hereical qualities and melodic qualities, look at all the people who covered it. >> lonely boy by the black key, "stronger" by kelly clarkson. and "we are young" by the pop group fun make up half the field. "somebody that i used to know" by gotye. thinking about you by frank ocean and "we are never getting back together" by taylor swift are also contenders. >> i could make a strong argument why any one of these people should be record of the year. >> that along with the usual inflame point fashion statements simply add to the suspense on music's biggest night. mark barger. wbal-tv 11 news speaking of the
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inflame point fashion statements. they are going to have to be toned way down tonight. cbs is asking stars to cover it up and not bear too much skin on the red carpet. they sent out memos cautioning against revealing too much and making sure all the important areas are adequately covered and warned against see-through clothing. there you go. we'll see what happens tonight. >> i don't know if there's enough two-sided tape to take care of some of those ladies. >> yes. >> show off your crafty side this valentine's day from our experts. >> baltimore city and county can get their taxes done for free. >> and our expert is here to answer your tax questions. you can email them right now to tax questions is it -- to
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taxquestions@wbal.com. >> joining us today artistic and managing directors. join us for this special join us for this special edition of
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>> 7:17, the 22 degrees on tv hill. john martin, the medical director of the heart and veras chrysler -- and veras cueler center is here. what are things you want people to remember in terms of keeping their heart healthy. first is controlling the risk factor? >> there are four factors, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and --
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>> a lot of people will go to the doctor and get prescribed medicine for blood spresh and not take it. >> you can't have a successful treatment if you don't take the pills. >> or they will take it every over day. >> exercise. we can't talk about exercise enough but it's very important to get moving unfortunately only 20% of adults exercise regularly, this is the key part of heart health. it doesn't have to be a gym membership. it could be as simple as taking your pet yorky for a walk around the block. >> there's controversy about what time you actually need. 10-30 minutes? >> i tell my patients to try to get 30 minutes of exercise where you get your heart rate up at least three to five times per week. >> heaty diet. we can talk about it. we talk about it so much but we don't do it. >> less than 1% of adults consistently eat a heart healthy diet which consists of
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lean meats, fish, chicken. you warrant a diet high in vegetables and low-carb high drag race. >> mediterranean diet. >> that's been consistently healthy. >> and a strategy that's right for you. >> when the weather is cold you take the right preventative medicines and put a coat on. heart disease is the same thing. you live in the northeast the prevention you need is different from florida. medicine it's the same way. if you're at greater risk the medicines you need to take are different. it could be as simple as an aspirin or in others stronger medication. >> what about the screening process? >> the heart health foundation takes a leading role in this. it can be controversial. the fact of the matter is many people don't know they are at risk. you can't tell just by looking at someone.
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we use ultrasound to identify disease. once you identify a disease you know the treatment you need to prevent a heart attack or stroke. >> a lot of good advice. thank you for coming in and sharing it. >> it's important. >> if you want to impress your sweetie this valentine's day we have a few creative ideas. first here's a look at some of the events around town.
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>> love, it can certainly be hard on the bank account especially for men. americans will spend $18.6 on valentine's day candy, flowers and julie and gifts that's about $131 per person up $5 from last year according to the national retail foundation and there seems to be a gender divide because men wilfork out twice as much as the ladies. the men say the number one sticker shock -- our expert to show us ideas on how you can make your own gift this is holiday season. i think you've topped your yourself with some of these. >> anyone can buy flowers. i'm not big on flowers. i like when someone puts something into it and creates something. even the bag can be something. >> i know. you can make it custom and pretty. and it just has a warm, sentimental thing. >> everyone always thinks that i carry lots of ribbon around.
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it's so easy. you basically just put some glue on the back and put it on a gift bag. and you can buy a whole lot at a fabric store. >> and homemade cards they say the most from the heart. >> yes, and you say i forgot, did i get them that card last year? so i like to make something different. this is like a vintage-looking one. this is just more like a fun, artsy one. >> now this box is ingenious. >> this is actually a tissue box i decided to use bubble wrap and paint. made hearts out of it. >> you go ahead and do that. >> so you take bubble wrap and you can do it in the shape of a heart. you also did this. >> the nice thing about the bubble wrap is because the bubbles stick up, it only adheres to the bubbles.
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>> you can do it in the shape you need. >> decorating wine bottles? >> this is really pretty. if you want to have an at-home row mantic dinner, you can wrap this scrap booking paper and flowers. it's just really pretty. you can add a gift that matches. >> sure. and you can take old bags and decorate them. >> and a lot of women love this. i thought this is a really sturdy, pretty bag. so what i did -- all you have to do is take this on here. >> i'm really bad with doing things here. >> put it on there. they give you red tissue. >> very clever. >> this paper is like your best friend. >> this i made. this is really, really fun. this is a love potion bottle. >> is that like an old purr fume bottle? >> no. it's actually like a -- [laughter] >> it's like an old video doo
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-- >> just came back from new orleans. >> and i just painted it. and i just printed out love potion and made it look aged. this is an old earring and an old necklace. >> i think -- this is a reynolds 's wrap box that you literally took paper and covered. >> this is sturdy. you could put chocolate covered strawberries in 4 there. the nice thing is they can keep it. >> and the nice little pendent on there made it really look vintage. >> if you want to give somebody cookies. people want you to give them cookies and make candy, and you can put it in a nice bag then i took a twisty tie and glued ribbon and a flower on it.
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>> so don't throw your twisty ties away. >> because i have my secret ingredient is this. >> and you dress up and brought this. >> great idea. if you didn't catch it all go to gina pepper.com. she has phenomenal ideas. 7:26, 22 degrees on tv hill. much more news coming up. you're watching 11 news sunday morning. stay with us.
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>> and welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. thanks so much for joining us. >> ava is here with another look outside. i hope it will be warmer today. >> the big difference today we won't have as much wind. you know how bitter it has been because of the strong winds. a new storm system is approaching the area. you can see the rain spreading over arkansas, missouri and moving into kentucky and indiana. right now starting off with mostly clear skies. b.w.i. at 23 degrees. we should be at least warming up into the low to mid 40's later this afternoon and later today is when the clouds will be returning. we're getting a southerly wind today bringing in milder air.
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a new storm system comes in tonight. maybe a little ice for some. all those details on the insta-weather plus forecast. >> to new orleans where mardi gras celebrations turned violent after a shooting on bourbon street. four people shot and one listed this morning in critical condition on the iconic street in the french quarter witnesses say a fight started outside a strip club. when gunshots erupted people pushed and ran to safety. a second man is in critical condition from his injuries. police are using cell phone and videos to track down the suspect. >> a poignant reminder today that gun violence is taking on the nation. president obama will touch on the issue in his state of the union address on tuesday. yesterday the first lady was among those who gathered in
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chicago to say goodbye to a 15-year-old just weeks after performing at president obama's inauguration ceremony. ♪ >> in chicago a day of mourning for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> your angel has become the face of the tragic reality of this epidemic of gun violence. >> first lady michele obama was there to help comfort a community in shock and mother in grief. >> no mother or father should ever have to experience this. >> pendleton, a majorette. >> i'm hadiya pendleton. >> performed in events surrounding the president's inauguration and was shot to death just a few days later. while there were remembrances today. >> on that day the last thing i saw was her smiling when they put her in the ambulance and from heaven above i know she's smiling down on all of us.
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>> there were also demands for action. >> we can put a man on the moon but we can't come together to figure this situation out. >> it comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address in which he addresses limits on high capacity magazines and universal background checks but he acknowledged the political reality. >> there are regional differences here, and we should respect those. >> analysts say it will be hard to get that through congress. >> there are many democrats in swing states where gun rights are quite important and are seen as part of a culture. >> but on chicago's south side today young voices called on adults to do something. >> we have to stop the violence. it sounds different coming from adults than it does from another teen, and i say to you, we have to stop it now. >> and that was kristin welker reporting.
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meanwhile in south florida a rally to honor trayvon martin, the teenager would have turned 18 last week. friends and family and supporters marched chanting, i am trayvon martin. joining was actor jamie foxx who spoke to the crowd. >> i'm absolutely committed to all of you out there that have young kids. i hope you never have to go through anything like this. >> nearly a year ago martin was shot and killed in florida. george zimmerman claims he shot the teen in self-defense. >> still ahead on 11 news the humane society joins us with a pet looking for a home. >> it's tax prep that's truly free. baltimore and residents can take advantage. i'm kim dacey. i have details coming up. >> you can email your tax questions to taxquestions@wbal tv.com. tv.com. >> rain returns tonight.
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>> the time is 7:36. there's a live look right now at the inner harbor. the sun continues to rise. it officially came up at 7:04 this morning. the winds are out of the west at 3 miles per hour. the barometer has risen so the high pressure is building in. the humidity at 81%. so things are improving. at least the winds are much calmer than what we've seen in the last couple of days. the temperatures in the 20's up to our north. 18 in fred ricks rick.
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-- in frederick. a chilly start is to the day. should get much better as we go into the afternoon. for one, we will have less wind. we're also going to have a great deal of sunshine later in the day. then high temperatures ranging from 40-45. the winds calm. we're in between storm systems. there's a next batch of rain that will be moving our way. a little bit of icing happening in parts of wisconsin. also north carolina. so it's the northern edge of this storm where temperatures could be cold enough for a little bit of ice and then mainly a rain event. strong thunderstorms are possible from texas to mississippi ahead of this cold front. also a blizzard starting to build in the plains from nebraska to minnesota. so just as one area of the country quiets down, of course it starts to get rocking in
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other areas. what i would worry about is tonight at the onset when there could be rain. clouds build in through the later half of today and tonight then especially after 3:00 a.m. around the baltimore metro area the onset of maryland. -- the onset of rain in maryland. that rain could be enough to cause problems in the morning commute between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. then if rain continues to push east past that time and we should see clearing as we go into tomorrow afternoon. the forecast for tonight. increasing clouds. rain arrives late after midnight and the northern and western part of the state could see freezing rain. it will hoopen so quickly. we're not expecting much accumulation then it all turns to rain by the rest of tomorrow morning. if we get a little bit of sunshine we will warm into the low to mid 50's.
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that should be nice after the chilly pattern we have been in. breezy on tuesday with a high of 47. only high of 42 on wednesday with a chance of a wintry mix. >> it's time to start thinkingability filing your taxes and for some there's free help available. 11 news kim dacey has details. maryland's cash campaign is back at work providing tax preparation for thousands of families in baltimore city and county truly free. no hidden fees or strings attached. >> we provide free tax preparation for two or more who made $25,000 or less last year. >> they have been providing the same service for two years. one is back this year because she found them so helpful last season. >> all your papers are in one folder and they -- because i
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pay child care taxes also. when i think if i did it by myself i wouldn't think to get my tax i.d. back and get a refund for it. >> this year tax preparers are offering a component to teach people what to do with their refunds. >> this way they can get their refunds and have their money invested in a savings bond or have their money invested on to a money manager card. that can be in case they have issues with not being able to have a debit card to make purchases. >> it's available and the cash campaign is hoping to get the word out to families that they could be in for a sizeable refund. >> they say there's an average of unearned nbling. we say earn it, keep it and save it. >> you do need to make an
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appointment for tax prep. you can find a number and link on our website at www.wbaltv.com. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> well, you know it's tax season when you see tony king of king, king and associates. >> good morning. it is that time of the year. >> it is time for you to start working again. not that you have been sitting around. >> the first question. can my wife claim interest paid on a rental property that she owns with her ex-husband? >> the question is kind of confering but typically interest is deductible if you are legally liable for the debt and also if you try to claim interest expense on a rental property you must use a form schedule e. >> sounds complicated already. >> typically if you are liable for the debt which means you are on the mortgage, then most of the time you are entitled to that interest reduction.
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if it's interest reduction you must use the schedule e. >> all right. let's talk about some tips and things you can do. february you say plan and organize. >> yes. it's that time of the year where most people think they should be gathering their information, looking at last year's tax return. a lot of c.p.a.'s and tax venders have what we call organizers and we provide you with a snapshot of your tax return. >> as they say it's not too late to contribute to your i.r.a. >> no. you have until your filing due date so you can make that contribution up until april 15. if you're a small business owner you can make that to another account. >> and you say review the filing status for any life-changing events. >> sure. you got married in 2012 and if you were separated or divorced
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in 2012 so married filing separately or jointly or head of household if you have dependn't children. >> and same-sex married couples will look at things differently this year, too. >> yes. >> still advantageous to file as married or separate? >> most married couples will take advantage of the married filing jointly status but there are instances where married filing separately is advantageous. if one makes a larger income. but typically and generally married filing jointly is more advantageous. >> let's talk about this code in the box. >> there's something new, code dd is represents the employer's cost of health insurance.
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a lot of taxpayers are seeing this for the first time and i've gotten a few phone calls asking what is this $12,000 that i have to pay tax on it? it represents the cost of health care insurance that's part of the reporting requirements. >> but it's not going to add to your income? >> no. not taxable at all. >> thank you tony. one of you will be back next week. >> yes. >> if you didn't get your question answered this morning you will get it answered next week. go to our website and click on consumer alert. wonder which one of the kings will be here next week. you can call them also to get in touch with them and check out their website at king king.com. stay with us. the humane society joins us next with the pet of the week and first a look at last
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night's winning lottery numbers.
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>> welcome back. joining us from the baltimore humane society is a pet looking for a good hope. diamond, what a sweet dog. getting a little excited with the can a motion of all the cameras. >> she is one of the staff's favorites but one of our lonely heart's club members. she has been with us over a
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year and much to our surprise and a bit of a mystery because diamond is super affectionate and bright and i had her for a sleepover last night so we could get her on time. all she wants to do is snugal. she's quiet. >> she will need someone with strength. she is a strong dog. other than that, she sat when you told her and the lonely heart's club is dogs that have been with you for a long time. >> during the month of february we have our lonely heart's club which is all our dogs, cats and rabbits who have been with us for over a year and so their adoption is waived. they come with a micro chip and all their vaccinations and their -- they have been spayed or neutered. >> that takes care of it all.
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>> hopefully it's a good fit for their family. >> and we're careful about that. we want to make sure it's a good match. >> so who do you think would be a good match? >> i think anybody who has a little bit of strength with them. an active family would be terrific. an active person who likes to jog would be family fabulous. but she is really a snuggler. she is going to make somebody a fabulous pet. >> you guys have something fun for february as well. you guys are holding weddings for the pets? >> yes. we have our lonely hearts club and pet wedding where we will be marrying two cats and two dogs. we have the whole thing. and the public is invited. 2:30 p.m. thursday, valentine's day of course. >> again, they areawaying the
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adoption fees for the lonely hearts club members. go to their website www.bemorehumane.com. so once the pets get married do they have to get adopted together? [laughter] we are hoping diamond gets adopted. >> i don't know what to say about the wedding. >> you could be a bridesmaid. >> no thank you. >> 7:50. i don't know what the temperature is. sunday brunch when we come back. and another look at your forecast. forecast. stay with us.
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>> it's time now for sunday brunch, and joins evering us this morning the executive the chef at the royal harbor. you are making for us oysters. >> yes. we call it a kess peak oyster and rock fish cerviche. >> let's start with opening the
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oyster. >> people have different ways to hope it. i prefer to open it by hand. >> i stand this way from the man holding the sharp knife. >> it's tricky. >> you have to put a little bit of elbow grease in it. then i want to loosen it up from the bottom so it's easy to consume. >> like getting the bottom part of a cake out. just got to work it. >> so i open a few more and did some of the prep before. we have some cucumbers that have been salted so it gives an ocean flavor to it. >> and very small pieces. >> we try to be level. i create a few cucumber for ice. >> i said that looks like ice but it's chopped up cucumber and then you actually froze it? >> yes. >> and i will build this one up quick. i take the oyster out and
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previously sliced some rock fish. and just -- >> quarter-sized. >> quick marinate it with a little lemon juice. >> that's lemon olive oil. we picked up the oysters. put a little bit of the rock fish. the rock fish has been, like i mentioned before with a little bit of lemon juice. >> you are layering it almost like an oyster taco. >> you like tacos. >> someone's baiting me in the corner because she knows how i feel about raw fish. >> you're going to try this. i heard you had a lot of oysters while you were in new orleans. so this is -- >> that was of the fried variety. my moral support. >> the whole idea is building flavors with them.
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>> if you'd like a copy log on www.wbaltv.com click on food. you can send us a self-addressed stamped envelope, too. and i will do this because i promised. >> a quick check of the weather. clouds in the afternoon, chance for rain tonight into tomorrow morning. >> the quickest way to do this. take one? ok. what do i do? just -- >> don't be shy. >> this will look bad. >> mmm. it's good. i'm all right. i'm not reaching for my water.
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>> the ravens victory celebration was an amazing sight as thousands of fans flocked downtown to see the nfl world champions and welcome them home. players raised the lombardi trophy and fans cheered the team from city hall to m & t bank stadium some camped out overnight for a good spot on the parade route. overs packed the stadium for hours basking in the glory of victory. it was an incredible run. the dream came true. ray lewis said farewell and did his final squirrel dance as a raven and gerry sandusky put the hay in the barn for the season. for all of maryland there are memories that will last a lifetime. there's no doubt conversations about the epic season will be ongoing. wbal-tv 11 will proudly bring you the thursday night season
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